TORONTO, June 3, 2016 /CNW/ - David Miller, president and CEO of WWF-Canada, is available to media for the following upcoming environmental awareness days.
World Environment Day, Sunday, June 5, 2016
This is the United Nations' most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. The theme this year is zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade. WWF-Canada works in Nepal to stop tiger poaching and thwart tiger parts from entering the illegal animal trade.
Canadian Environment Week, June 5-11, 2016
It's a time for grassroots action to help preserve, protect and restore our environment. WWF-Canada organizes a number of grassroots environmental actions as part of our goal to see one in 10 Canadians caring for nature. These include the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, the Go Wild Community Grants by TELUS and the Loblaws Water Fund.
World Oceans Day, Wednesday, June 8, 2016
This is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future as a healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. This June 8, WWF-Canada has organized Canada's Ocean Summit, where the brightest minds in oceans policy from Canada and around the world hold an interactive and inclusive dialogue about the top issues impacting Canada's oceans today. We work to achieve protected high conservation value marine and coastal areas and low-impact sustainable fisheries to enhance communities and species.
About David Miller
He is the president and CEO of WWF-Canada, as well as a lawyer and Harvard-trained economist. Miller was mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 to 2010. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration.
For further information: Philippe Devos, director of communications and media, [email protected], 416-453-0092